The Chelsea vs. Barcelona 2015 live stream and televised matchup will take place on Tuesday evening as part of the ongoing International Champions Cup. The latest matchup as part of this early series of international friendlies will be hosted in front of U.S. soccer fans at Maryland’s FedEx Field, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Barcelona will still be without several key players as they try to defeat the Premier League champions in what should be an exciting matchup. Live streaming online and TV coverage arrives via Fox Sports and ESPN networks.
According to Forbes.com in a July 27 report, this matchup will feature a treble-winning Barcelona team against the Premier League Champions, Chelsea, with tickets fetching an average of $432 on the secondary market. The cheapest of tickets to tonight’s game are going for about $111 each. These two teams have played a total of fifteen times dating back to the 1966 Fairs Cup Semifinals, with each team capturing fie wins and the other games ending in draws. That makes for another intriguing installment in what is considered a fierce international rivalry.
Barcelona is the only team to win three trophies during a single season or calendar year, twice. Tonight’s game will be missing two of their three biggest stars though, as Lionel Messi and Neymar will not participate. However, Luis Suarez and Diego Costa will still be active for their squad and are among those to watch for Barcelona. Cesc Fabregas will be the main player to watch for Chelsea who will feature a much stronger lineup and has a very good shot at winning tonight. In their six most recent games against different opponents, Chelsea went 3-2-1 while Barcelona is 5-0-2.
This game is predicted to be a very close matchup between the two sides as Barcelona gets the slight edge with a price of +145 on the moneyline. As slight underdogs, Chelsea comes in at a price of +167 with a tie priced at +235 for tonight’s game. The over/under on goals for the complete game is currently sitting at 2-1/2 goals for the game. With Lionel Messi and Neymar missing, will bettors find more value in backing a championship caliber Chelsea team?
Tuesday night’s Chelsea vs. Barcelona game gets started at approximately 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or 1 a.m. BST. Live TV coverage will be available for U.S. viewers on Fox Sports 2 or in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. Live streaming online viewing should be available for cable and satellite subscribers with access to the ESPN3/WatchESPN, Fox Sports Go or via a Soccer 2 Go membership. There may also be live audio coverage available for Sirius XM satellite radio listeners on channel 94 during game time, depending on their programming.